Good Shepherd Humane Society

For the pets and people of Carroll County

EUREKA SPGS, AR   |  https://www.goodshepherd-hs.org

Mission

To care for the stray, abandoned, and unwanted dogs and cats of Carroll County, Arkansas—placing as many as possible into loving homes. To promote responsible pet ownership and humane treatment for all animals. To help reduce pet overpopulation by promoting and providing low-cost spay/neuter programs.

Ruling year info

1975

Director of Animal Operations

Cole Wakefield

Retail Operations

Janet Chupp

Main address

6486 HWY 62 W

EUREKA SPGS, AR 72632 USA

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EIN

71-0458910

NTEE code info

Animal Protection and Welfare (includes Humane Societies and SPCAs) (D20)

Other Services (D60)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Nearly all homes with pets identify them as family members. Pets provide companionship, love and promote compassion. Every year thousands of families are forced to give up their four-legged relatives. For many the reason is financial, for others it may be issues with housing, some cannot afford vet care and others are dealing with personal issues. Whatever the reason the need to let go of your pet is tragic one. A lack of outreach and affordable options has led to many pets not being spay or neutered. This has resulted in a population of animals for which there is no one to care.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Low Cost Spay & Neuter

We provide subsidized spay and neuter for low-income residents of Carroll County, Ar

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

We provide sheltering and re-homing through adoption for Carroll County animals who have no place to go.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We provide local Food Banks with pet food to distribute to families in need.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Best Friends Animal Society Network Partner 2018

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of animal adoptions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This number increasing means we are improving our efficiency in shelter operations. Move adoptions means more animals coming off the street. However, we hope new programs will reduce animals in need.

Number of animals rescued

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Safety Net Animal Sheltering

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric is a tricky one. The larger the number the more animals we save through the shelter. However, the larger number also mean more animals were in extreme need, something we hope to reduce.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We seek to provide simple, effective and cost-efficient solutions to pet overpopulation and unnecessary abandonment. We strive to become a county-wide presence that moves the cause of animal welfare forward inside Carroll County. We will do this not only through direct action but also through awareness building and relationship development. We seek to keep animals in their homes which will benefit not only the animal but also the family. We desire that no pet be abandoned for lack of a simple solution or assistance.

We desire to make Carroll County a model community for progressive animal welfare in a rural setting.

We are developing a multi-pronged strategy that includes strategic relationships with regional partners, cooperation with local governments and direct education and outreach with the general public.

We will continue to provide low-cost spay and neuter services for those in need with a eyes on how to expand and enhance this service.

We will develop a presence in all three major communities we serve and expand our ability to serve those most in need.

We will develop and deploy a humane education program to be presented in local schools and social organizations.

We will be a voice for both the pets and people in need in Carroll County, Arkansas.

We are a financially sound organization with professional leadership and a strong board. We have property and other assets that can be used to accomplish our goals. We receive wide community support.

We have hosted a low-cost spay and neuter clinic for many years. We have also provided a safety-net animal shelter for animals that have no other options. Through both of these programs we have impact the lives of thousands of cats and dogs since our founding in the 70s.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Community meetings/Town halls, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Good Shepherd Humane Society

Board of directors
as of 5/18/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Jay Fusaro

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/03/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person with a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 05/25/2020

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Data
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.